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This project is an exciting opportunity to fulfill two needs in South Jordan that service our senior citizens - a senior center and housing opportunities.
3788 W 10200 S, South Jordan, UT, 84009
South Jordan City is partnering with Ivory Innovations on this project.
Ivory Innovations Operating Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Ivory Innovations aims to foster innovations in housing affordability and implement those innovations by designing, developing, constructing, and operating affordable housing for those with the greatest need. Ivory Innovations will deliver charity through projects that meet two criteria: 1) 75%+ units occupied by residents that qualify at 80% Area Median Income (AMI), and 2) 40%+ units occupied by residents that qualify at 60% AMI.
If approved, construction could begin as early as 2024.
The 17,000-square-foot Senior Center has been thoughtfully designed with City staff input to meet the needs of our senior citizens. There will be program areas for activities related to exercise and fitness, arts and crafts, educational classes, and more. Additionally, there will be gathering locations and a kitchen to facilitate the senior meal program. The building will have a covered drop-off area for seniors and 78 dedicated parking stalls.
The South Jordan Community Center on Redwood Road has been a wonderful amenity for South Jordan residents and others in the community, including seniors. However, it was not 100% dedicated to senior programming, and the facility no longer provides adequate space to accommodate the growing needs of our thriving senior community. This new facility will be bigger than the current building and more centrally located within the City. The new dedicated Senior Center is thoughtfully designed to efficiently meet South Jordan senior residents' current and future needs.
Adjacent to the Senior Center will be 138 units of dedicated senior housing, with 104 being rent-restricted units. The project will feature 66 one-bedroom units (~850 SF), 60 two-bedroom units (~1,438 SF), and 12 three-bedroom units (~1,550 SF).
For residents who qualify at 80% AMI (Area Median Income), 48 units will be leased at roughly $1,600 - $2,000 per month. For residents who qualify at 60% AMI, 56 units will be rented at about $1,200 - $1,653 per month. Rents change over time and are subject to change but will comply with the income restriction requirements.
At least one or more household residents must be 65+ years of age.
The senior housing component will consist of two three-story buildings designed for seniors. There will be ample parking with 249 resident stalls and an additional 20 visitor stalls (1.95 stalls/unit). A perimeter fence will be next to the residential areas, and the parking lot will be well-lit with shorter poles placed closer together to limit the impact on surrounding neighbors.
The South Jordan Community Center on Redwood Road is not a dedicated, purpose-oriented Senior Center. Our Senior Programs have grown, and the demand for space and functionality has outgrown the current facility.
Non-senior-focused community programming will continue at the current facility, the South Jordan Community Center.
The City will still provide diverse programs and services that enhance the lives of active older adults to congregate, exercise, learn, and explore. Seniors will still be able to participate in art classes, stay fit with Tai Chi or Yoga classes, and make new friends over lunch. The new center will make it possible to grow programming into the future and meet the diverse needs of South Jordan's senior residents.
As a part of the proposed plan, efforts are being made to minimize the impact on surrounding properties, which includes an 8-foot fence on the south side of the property to buffer it from surrounding homes.
This question and many more will be answered through public meetings and the site planning process. There will be more opportunities to ask questions about how this may impact you directly. Keep an eye out for public meeting announcements.
The existing infrastructure is sufficient to accommodate the capacity needs of this development. It is important to note that senior developments, whether service facilities or housing, have less impact on traffic than other types of developments and uses.
This facility is intended for senior programming, and there is no current plan to rent it out for other uses.
Approximately $10 million for the senior housing will come from the City's Redevelopment Agency (RDA) project funds restricted for affordable housing.
The remaining funding for both the senior housing and the senior center will come from Ivory Innovations as a part of the proposed agreement with the city and long-term lease of the land.
The proposed buildings are three stories. The building placement is designed to minimize impacts to neighboring residents.
Adjacent to the Senior Center will be 138 units of dedicated senior housing, with 104 being rent-restricted units. The project will feature 60 one-bedroom units (~599 SF), 66 two-bedroom units (~905-912 SF), and 12 three-bedroom units (~1,056 SF).
Although not legally required, the city hosted a neighborhood open house from 6-8 p.m. on September 27, 2023, at Fire Station 62 to answer questions and gain additional feedback from the public. Public hearings will also be held before the Planning Commission and City Council. Schedules will be posted when those dates are set. Adjacent residents will be notified through mail, and there will be a sign on the property.
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The project will comply with the City's water-efficient landscaping standards and use water-efficient fixtures.
This project is a public-private partnership with Ivory Innovations and the City of South Jordan. South Jordan City owns and will continue to own the proposed location, and Ivory Innovations is a non-profit focused on providing housing for those with the greatest need. Partnerships like this are the only way projects like these come to life, and they serve as a model for other communities for similar endeavors.
The land was dedicated for public use when the City approved the surrounding residential subdivisions and existing neighborhoods were built. Some of that dedicated land has already been used for Oquirrh Shadows Park and splash pad, Fire Station 62, and a water tank. These past projects and the proposed senior center project all serve as development for the public use of this land.
Ivory Innovations will provide details for the housing program at a later date.
Residents who are 65 or better, and their families in the community that desire for parents/grandparents to reside close by.